Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall

Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall

by Ella Fitzgerald
     
 

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This two-CD set (a reissue of an earlier two-LP set plus six previously unreleased numbers) brings back a memorable Carnegie Hall concert that both features and pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The great singer is joined on a few numbers by a Chick Webb reunion band that has a few of the original members (plus an uncredited

Overview

This two-CD set (a reissue of an earlier two-LP set plus six previously unreleased numbers) brings back a memorable Carnegie Hall concert that both features and pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The great singer is joined on a few numbers by a Chick Webb reunion band that has a few of the original members (plus an uncredited Panama Francis on drums). Although the musicians do not get much solo space (why wasn't trumpeter Taft Jordan featured?), the music is pleasing. Fitzgerald performs three exquisite duets with pianist Ellis Larkins and then sits out while the Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars romp on a few jams and a ballad medley. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge's emotional flights take honors, although tenorman Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trombonist Al Grey are also in good form. Fitzgerald comes out for the second half of the show and sings 14 numbers with guitarist Joe Pass (including a pair of tender duets) and the Tommy Flanagan trio. Although her renditions of "I've Gotta Be Me" and "What's Going On" are unnecessary, Fitzgerald sounds beautiful on "Good Morning Heartache," "Don't Worry About Me," and "These Foolish Things," and swings hard on the scat-filled "Lemon Drop." An excellent retrospective of Fitzgerald's first 40 years in jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/1995
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646680926
catalogNumber:
66809

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Opening Announcement by Eddie Barefield/Let's Get Together
  2. Stompin' at the Savoy
  3. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  4. Indian Summer
  5. Smooth Sailing
  6. Eddie Barefield Original
  7. Band Introductions/Let's Get Together
  8. Announcement by George Wein
  9. You Turned the Tables on Me
  10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  11. I've Got a Crush on You
  12. Introduction of Jazz at Carnegie All-Stars by George Wein
  13. Somebody Loves Me
  14. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With the Horn/'Round ...
  15. Stardust
  16. Avalon

Disc 2

  1. C Jam Blues
  2. Introductions of Ella Fitzgerald by George Wein and Carmen McRae
  3. I've Gotta Be Me
  4. Down in the Depths
  5. Good Morning Heartache
  6. What's Going On
  7. Miss Otis Regrets
  8. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  9. These Foolish Things
  10. Any Old Blues
  11. Taking a Chance on Love
  12. I'm in the Mood for Love
  13. Lemon Drop
  14. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  15. Some of These Days
  16. People
  17. A-Tisket, A-Tasket

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Fitzgerald   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chick Webb   Track Performer
Chick Webb & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Van Alexander   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Ted Fetter   Composer

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